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Beryl Cook

beryl cookBeryl attempted working as a model and showgirl. In 1948, she married her childhood friend John Cook. When he retired from the Navy they ran a pub in Stoke-by- Nayland. Shy, she often depicted the flamboyant and extrovert characters she would like to have been. Shunned by critics at first her work is acclaimed and much sort after. Beryl Cook was awarded the OBE.